Samantha L. Jones joined the Chemistry Council of New Jersey in August 2015 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs, following eight years of environmental compliance consulting experience as an Environmental Engineer at Golder Associates Inc.
While at Golder, Sam worked on various compliance issues for manufacturing clients in New Jersey, as well as other states. Her work included Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Preliminary Assessments, Site Investigations, Remedial Investigations, file reviews, air permitting (applications, renewals, emission statements, deviation reports), pollution prevention and right to know (Release and Pollution Prevention Reports, Toxic Release Inventories, Community Right to Know Surveys), release prevention (Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans), and stormwater (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, stormwater sampling, Discharge Monitoring Reports). Sam has also worked on environmental compliance audits and corrective actions for metal product manufacturing and pharmaceutical research and development facilities in New Jersey. In addition, she has experience conducting Indoor Environmental Quality assessments, as well as performing Industrial Hygiene sampling for a variety of parameters during industrial activities.
As Director of Regulatory Affairs at CCNJ, Sam’s basic function is to monitor, evaluate, and assess the impacts of new and existing state and federal regulations (environmental, safety) on the chemical, pharmaceutical, flavors & fragrances, and refining industries. She reviews State and Federal Registers containing proposed regulations, agency websites, member feedback, and organization newsletters. Through her personal experience and knowledge, along with internal discussion groups, committee meetings, and membership polling, Sam evaluates and assesses any impacts. If legislation is pending which would affect membership, Sam provides technical advice and insight for use in testimony or press request. She also assists in the development of position papers; maintains relationships with members, other trade associations, and state and federal regulators; and participates in various stakeholder processes.
Sam has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Rowan University. She received her Professional Engineer License from the State of Delaware.